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Old November 17th, 2015, 03:19 PM   #501
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Honestly I have no personal experience but it would be very difficult the commuter rail doesn't go there I think there are some bus routes but they are very infrequent and if you need to travel between different places in Burlington it would be very difficult. I wouldn't really suggest it. According to google maps you can take the silver line bus to the red line then transfer to the #350 bus at Alewife and take that to it but it takes over an hour and a half.
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Old November 17th, 2015, 07:04 PM   #502
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Why would you choose such an out-of-the-way hotel?
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Old November 17th, 2015, 08:04 PM   #503
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It might be cheaper, it might be closer to whatever event/people he/she is attending/meeting. It could be any one of a number of things.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 12:09 AM   #504
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we are going to have conference in burlington marriott hotel... frankly, i'd prefer boston downtow)))
anyhow, i maanged to check it. red line and then bus 350.

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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:13 PM   #505
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Government Center new entrance construction



https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...ember_2015.JPG

Construction at Boston Landing (new MBTA station in Allston on the Framingham-Worcester Line)



https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...ember_2015.JPG
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Old December 6th, 2015, 05:07 AM   #506
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So, which version of these MBA has chosen for green line?

This:



or this /mid 20th century crap/:

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Old December 6th, 2015, 05:32 AM   #507
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I think (hope) the lower one is a color rendering because caf may own the design copyright
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Old December 6th, 2015, 06:12 PM   #508
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Old December 11th, 2015, 02:47 AM   #509
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Boston Landing Station - 2015.12.07

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Old December 11th, 2015, 06:06 PM   #510
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Here's a very negative column on the MBTA:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/201...5jK/story.html

So they reenacted the Dennis Hopper scene from the end of "Speed." Big deal. No one died or got seriously injured.

What a bunch of negative Nellies.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 07:06 PM   #511
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Official from MBTA:

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MBTA ACTS ON GREEN LINE EXTENSION CONTRACTS
12/11/2015

BOSTON - Thursday, December 10, 2015 - Following a joint meeting of the MassDOT Board of Directors and the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB), MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola today notified several firms working on the Green Line Extension project that the MBTA is acting to end their current contracts. The FMCB is also planning to restructure the MBTA's GLX project management team and is taking other actions, which will include appointing a new interim project manager

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Old December 18th, 2015, 09:11 PM   #512
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The MBTA needs to fire their lawyers. What a mess!
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Old December 24th, 2015, 09:51 AM   #513
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I was happy to hear about the green line extension, but with its bad management, I am more than doubtful that it is either not going to happen or will happen in the next century...
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Old December 24th, 2015, 10:02 AM   #514
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Yea its abit depressing , but increasingly not uncommon in Massachusetts.. Most large scale Infrastructure projects get delayed and go over budget.. Or there built cheaply and have poor service.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #515
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NORTH SOUTH RAIL LINK



MAP OF EXISTING COMMUTER RAIL SYSTEM, WITH NO CONNECTION BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH. [© BRAD BELLOWS ARCHITECTS]



Map of unified system, with all commuter rail and transit lines connected in downtown Boston. [© Brad Bellows Architects]

http://www.northsouthraillink.org/
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Old December 30th, 2015, 04:43 PM   #516
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A good start. But it definitely should be expanded in several directions. Wickford Junction isn't even on the map!
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third Quarter 2015 Daily Ridership numbers for Boston

Heavy Rail / MBTA (Red , Blue , Orange) - 578,500 (2015)
: 3.93% +
Bus Ridership / MBTA Bus - 376,800 (2015) : -1.15%
Trolley Bus / MBTA - 4,300 (2015) : -5.35%
Commuter Rail / MBTA - 121,600 (2015) : -5.08%
Light Rail / MBTA (Green line) - 232,000 (2015) : 5.80%
Ferries / MBTA - 6,400 (2015) : 2.22%
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Cold weather means MBTA starts being shitty again....

http://www.boston.com/news/2016/01/0...cuI/story.html

I really don't know how Bostonians put up with this. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was initiated over a less significant injustice.
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Cold weather means MBTA starts being shitty again....

http://www.boston.com/news/2016/01/0...cuI/story.html

I really don't know how Bostonians put up with this. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was initiated over a less significant injustice.
What about the "winter resiliency plan"? There is even no snow today.....

Broken rail, LOL....
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Ya, it's more the $7 Billion in maintenance backlog
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